Doing a post on the autoimmune diet protocol for Hashimotos Thyroiditis has been on my mind for many months now. However, I wanted to wait until I was actually doing the protocol myself. Due to a wonderful podcast I heard this morning, I have to deliver this information to my readers now! Some of you may be in the process of trying to decide what diet changes you want to make and I have to say, if you are in the position to take on a diet change that is specifically geared towards helping an autoimmune condition, this would be the one! This is the diet I have hoped to be on before now but with the recent death of my mother and the months of uncertainty prior, I was unable to focus enough on fine tuning my diet to reflect these changes.
Here’s the podcast. Please feel free to comment below if you are already doing this protocol and how it is working for you. Thank you to Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show and their special guests, Paleo mom bloggers Stacy Toth and Sarah Ballantyne, co-hosts of “The Paleo View” podcast, for their excellent coverage eating well for autoimmune conditions this week!
So this was a very quick post to get the information out to you and hope it helps many of you make the decisions you need for your next step! It is definitely my next step and I expect this will happen before June for me. There’s some family business that still requires some traveling for me, so I think I will try to coordinate my first month during a time I will not be traveling in the near future. Maybe some of you will be able to report back to our Facebook support page with results if you decide to embark on this diet change. Please take a moment to “like” our page if you haven’t already so you get all the updates when there is new information or a new post is up! Thank you for being part of this Facebook community made up of members determined to heal!
Although the meal I am going to use as an image for this post is not 100% autoimmune protocol friendly due to the peppers and tomatoes (and possibly the mushrooms) in the meal, it is grain free, sugar free, gluten free and dairy free (although I eat pastured butter myself), I hope it gives you ideas for meals you might be able to eat this season.
(This meal consists of grass-fed ground beef, seasoned with roasted, peeled and then chopped poblano peppers, sauteed with caramelized onions, salt and pepper, cooled and placed in the ground beef mixture for a few hours until ready to grill. The toppings are caramelized onions with sliced cherry tomatoes and on a “bun” of two giant portabella mushrooms, brushed with olive oil and salt grilled until soft and moist. The side is yellow and zucchini squash layered in a baking dish with sliced onions, lemon thyme and dotted with pastured butter, salt and pepper, a sprinkling of almond flour and a drizzle of olive oil on the top, baked at 350 degrees until desired consistency.)
My next post will be about how I continued on the GAPS Diet during three excruciatingly painful months while my Mom was suffering from pneumonia in the hospital. I was there every day practically and still maintained my diet. And I was able to function daily which is huge! Believe me, functioning and Hashimotos Disease never went together before for me until the GAPS Diet helped me heal enough for that to be the case.
Take heart, healing is possible. Yes, it takes work, but it is something we can work towards and that is reason to rejoice!
See you next time!Disclaimer: All posts are describing my personal journey through health issues and are in no way meant to guide anyone towards any method in particular. I am not a medical practitioner or have a dietary or medical license, and this blog is not intended to be taken as authoritative advice. Please see your doctor, or health professional before making any drastic diet changes! Also, occasionally I find others to partner with whom I have had tremendous help from and therefore, there may be paid advertisements and links to support them and help me financially run this website.